North Riding joy for Scalby and Flixton

Scalby under-11s         Picture: Steve Lilly
Scalby under-11s Picture: Steve Lilly

Scalby under-11s moved into the third round of the North Riding FA Cup with a fine 2-0 home win against Whinney Banks of Middlesbrough.

The game was a very tight affair and Scalby soaked up a lot of pressure in the first 15 minutes with Jay Halton pulling off a number a good saves.

The opening goal game in the 20th minute when a long ball from the back was flicked on by Max McNiven and Jake Reeves confidently slipped the ball past the advancing Banks keeper.

After the break, Scalby’s Jake Reeves missed a one-on-one and David Hayward had a great chance to score.

The pressure finally told when man of the match Tyler Smith carried the ball from the edge of his own box all the way to the opposing box and smashed the ball in the top corner.

Kobe Ireland missed a great chance to seal the game in the last minute but Scalby ran out deserved winners.

Flixton under-12s travelled up to Middlesbrough and earned a superb 4-1 win at Kader FC.

The game got off to a scruffy start, and it wasn’t until George Walmsley fired wide after a fine run that the game sprung to life.

He was then denied by a fine save from the home keeper before Flixton’s Marley Ward followed suit with a fine save from close range tipping the ball over the bar.

It was following the subsequent corner that Flixton took the lead. George Eastwood headed the ball clear, it was played onto Walmsley, who raced clear to slot pass the on rushing keeper to give the visitors the lead.

That lead was doubled straight away when Walmsley’s long-range shot dipped over keeper to sneak into the net.

Flixton started the second half in confident fashion playing some lovely football led by man of the match Cameron Alexander and a rejuvenated Ryan Marshall.

It came as no surprise when Walmsley completed his hat-trick, bravely heading home after the keeper had saved his shot.

Flixton’s goal of the game was left to Alexander, who hit a long-range effort that dipped under the bar to give the keeper no chance and seal the win, with Kader hitting a late consolation.

Burlington Jackdaws under-11s won 2-1 at Hunmanby to claim top spot in the league.

Jed Oyston broke the deadlock with a fine first-half finish.

Jacob O’Brien doubled the lead with a penalty after the interval, Owen Lambert pulling a goal back for the hosts.